Posterrorism -Posters about and against terrorism- Exhibition in Poland

POSTERRORISM is an international poster competition against terrorism. Today, a wide range of political organisations use terrorism to advance their goals. From the left, right-wing groups, nationalists, religious groups, revolutionaries, and even the ruling states, they use this as a weapon.
The goal of POSTERRORISM is not just to select superiority, but a hope for finding the best ideas for setting up international plans to counteract the horror of the world, with a lifestyle perspective on peace and peace for the world.

On October 25., 2017, 1:00 PM at the University Gallery (36.6 Section) will take place the opening ceremony of the International Poster Exhibition titled “Posterrorism”. Posters about and against terrorism.

The exhibition will enrich 20 works by specially invited guests — Byoung il Sun (South Korea), Armando Milani (France), Michal Batory (France), Onish Aminelahi (Iran), Cyrus Salimi (Iran), Mohammad Ardalani (Iran), Luis Yáñez (Mexico), Mario Fuentes (Ecuador), Elmer Sosa (Mexico), Christopher Scott (Ecuador), Farzad Adibi (Iran), Pepo Almonte (Mexico), Helen Baranovska (Ukraine), Hossein Mohammadi Vahidi (Iran), Alexander Faldin (Russia), Renato Tagli & Sabina Oberholzer (Switzerland), Irwan Harnoko (Indonesia), Louis A. Rivera Rodriguez (Mexico), Luis Angel Garcia (Mexico) and Sha Feng from China.

1,124 entries from 36 countries were submitted to the post-competition exhibition, of which the Selection Committee — Orhan Ardahanli (Turkey), Hamed Hakimi (Iran), David Jimenez (Ecuador), Alexey Lysogorov (Kirgistan), Zhonghao Wu (China) — selected 55 works of 53 designers.

International Jury — Homa Delvaray (Iran), Mohammad Ardalani (Iran), Sha Feng (China), Stefan Lechwar (Poland), István Horkay (Hungary), Finn Nygaard (Denmark), Peder Stougaard (Denmark) — nominated 3 winners among 53 designers.
Gold Medal and Certificate: Martyna Sobolewska (Poland),
Silver Medal and Certificate: Hua Wei & Mingliang Li (China),
Bronze Medal and Certificate: Andrew Lewis (Canada),
Appreciated with Certificate: Antoni Kwiatkowski (Poland) & Yang Lijie (China).

The 53 selected designers
Abdollah Hashemi, Ali Aghaei, Ali Modiri, Ali Sanaei, Benyamin Soleimani, Dariush Allahyari, Dariush Vares, Farhad Zamani, Farzad Saeedi, Hamid Nasr, Mahmoud Barkhordari, Mahsa Doorandish, Meysam Hameei, Mohammad Rabiei, Nafiseh Mousavi, Arman Saboori, Saeideh Dabaghiyan, Soroush Alemi, Tahereh Ghasemzadeh, Zohreh Shirvani Harandi, Mona Pouryousef (IRAN), Andrej Hascak, Lenka Bollova (Slovakia), Andrew Lewis (Canada), Antoni Kwiatkowski, Damian Kaczkiewicz, Martyna Sobolewska, Patrycja Longawa (Poland), Chong Guo, Hua Wei, Mingliang Li, Peng Jun, Qiang Wei, Ran Ding, Siyang Li, Wang Daili, Wang feng Wang, Wu lujun, Xiao Bing, Xiaoming Zhang, XinHunng Cai, Yang Lijie /2 posters/, Zongxian Li (China), Darwin Fernádez (Ecuador), Franklin Soares Silvério (Brazil), Katalin Simo (Hungary), Marijana Ivanova (Macedonia), Mario Estevez (Mexico), Murat Akkan (Turkey), Takashi Yosomiya (Japan), Tomaso Marcolla (Italy), Vitaly Bondar (Belarus), Yabel Guerra /2 posters/ (Venezuela).

Secretary call for entries: Hossein Mohammadi Vahidi (Iran),
Art Director: Naser Nasiri (Iran).

University Gallery:
University of Silesia in Katowice
Department of Art in Cieszyn
University Gallery (Section 36,6)
Bielska str. 62, 43-400 Cieszyn

Date: October 25 — November 21-2017

Poster and all promotional design by Naser Nasiri


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (